Rangers 5, New Jersey Devils 3

POST-GAME NOTES: STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND 1, GAME 5

Saturday, 04.19.2008 / 3:13 AM / News
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Rangers 5, New Jersey Devils 3
NYR AT NJD
It was a bit nerve-racking, but in the end, the 2007-08 New York Rangers ended their playoff series with the New Jersey Devils in style on Friday night in Newark. After grabbing a 4-1 lead, they held on in the third to beat their hosts 5-3 in Game 5.

Recap | Box Score

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. J. JAGR-- NYR
2. C. DRURY -- NYR
3. P. ELIAS -- NJD

NOTES

* Game 5 marked the only time in the series that the team that scored first lost.

* The Rangers outscored the Devils 19-10 in the five games after a 17-9 edge in the regular season.

* The Blueshirts have beaten New Jersey in four of five playoff series. The only loss came two years ago when the Devils swept the Rangers.

* Henrik Lundqvist finished with 26 saves. He did not lose a game in regulation to the Devils all season and was in net for all 11 combined regular-season and playoff victories.